This programme provides a platform to learn about and engage with the latest criminological research and apply this to current theory and debate in this interdisciplinary field. This MSc is suitable both for those who have studied criminology at undergraduate level and for those who are new to the subject.
As a student on this programme you will be part of our vibrant community of active researchers, international scholars and local practitioners in criminology and criminal justice. You will have ample opportunity to draw from our academics’ research, which is both theoretical and empirical and makes a difference to the world both locally and globally.
You will benefit from top-quality training in criminological research methods and skills essential both for the further study of criminology (we have a strong cohort of criminology PhD students, some recruited from this MSc) and for employment in the criminal justice field.
We encourage an international, comparative approach to all these studies, reflecting the global nature of many contemporary challenges in criminal justice and crime control. A key strength of the MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice degree at Edinburgh is the welcome diversity of our students, providing numerous opportunities to engage in critical discussion and debate on issues in crime and criminal justice, which are increasingly transnational in orientation.
Not only will this masters criminology degree provide you with a comprehensive training in criminology, criminal justice and research methods but you will also have the chance to undertake a small research project in collaboration with local practitioners working in areas including the police, prisoner through-care agencies, or restorative justice services.
The programme can be taken full-time over 12 months, or part-time over 24 months (due to current UKBA regulations, part-time study is only available for UK or EU citizens).
The University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Law School is an Internationally recognised Higher Education institution accredited to provide advanced education. It should be noted that a postgraduate masters degree in Law from the University of Edinburgh does not qualify for entry into the Scottish (or other country's) Legal Practice. Advice from your local Bar Association or Law Society should be sought if you wish to pursue legal practice in your country of domicile.